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  • "... vor dem Papyrus sind alle gleich!"by Raimar Eberhard; Holger Kockelmann; Stefan Pfeiffer; Maren Schentuleit

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    This festschrift contains some two dozen papers on variegated†topics from the field of papyrology and epigraphy in Graeco-Roman Egypt. The studies deal with aspects of regional administration, the economy, contract law, antique literary works, temple consecration, the legal status of women, Greek vocabulary and Christian Egypt. The papers... more...

  • "A Mutual Responsibility and a Moral Obligation"by GŁnter Saathoff; Michael Jansen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book contains the final report of Germany's 'Remembrance, Responsibility, and Future' Foundation, giving a comprehensive history of the country's use of slave labor during World War II and the complex process by which reparations for survivors were negotiated. more...

  • "A Peculiar People"by J. Spencer Fluhman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Peculiar People: Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America more...

  • 'A Senseless, Squalid War'by Norman Rose

    Random House 2014; US$ 20.78

    The events in Palestine between the end of the Second World War in May 1945 and the declaration of the State of Israel in May 1948 ruptured Middle Eastern history and left an indelible mark on the modern world. Today, no conflict is felt to be more intractable or divisive, no dispute so fraught with passion or infused with so much hatred, despite... more...

  • 'A Student in Arms'by Dr Ross Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In this, the first scholarly biography of Donald Hankey - the 'Student in Arms' of the first world war - Ross Davies recovers his life, from his birth into a banking and slave-owning dynasty in 1884 to his death at the Somme in 1916. Hankey's story marks a significant contribution to our understanding both of the 'pre-Somme' mediation... more...

  • "An Empire of Ideals"by Justin D. Garrison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Justin D.†Garrison†provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan?s imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan?s imagination is "chimeric," that is, imbued with a high degree of optimism, romantic dreaminess, naivetť, and illusion.† Reagan spoke often about... more...

  • 'Bread and Circuses'by Tim Cornell; Dr Kathryn Lomas; Kathryn Lomas

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Cities in the ancient world relied on private generosity to provide many basic amenities, as well as expecting leading citizens to pay for 'bread and circuses' - free food and public entertainment. This collection of essays by leading scholars from the UK and USA explores the important phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy.... more...

  • 'By the Banks of the Neva'by Anthony Cross

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 80.00

    An investigation into the lives and careers of the British in eighteenth-century Russia, first published in 1996. more...

  • "Donation of Constantine" and "Constitutum Constantini"by Johannes Fried

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 133.00

    The Donation of Constantine is the largest and most powerful forgery in world history. Disputed until modern times, this document was the fuel of religious war, used by both the reformation, as well as the counter-reformation. Johannes Fried not only reinterprets the origin of this forgery (i.e. he ascribes it to the Franks? opposition... more...

  • "Enemies of the People" Under the Sovietsby Peter Julicher

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Soviet era was a time of social and economic upheaval in Russia's history as the Bolsheviks strove to build a socialist utopia based on the theories of Karl Marx. Central to this endeavor was the 25-year dictatorship of Josef Stalin, whose determination to make the Soviet Union a dominant industrial and military power created misery on a grand... more...